Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Termination and salvation...

Another day goes by. Some snapshots from today's activities.

View from one of Ludvikas tallest buildings in the city centre. Whole work day was reserved for staff meeting. Building site for the latest building in town, library and apartments. Lake Väsman in the background.
After lunch I sneaked away for a math exam. Didn't go well at all...

But after I got back to the meeting a colleague had bought me a GPS-receiver for 99:- sek! New toys! A Holux M-1000B, blue tooth enabled.



- Built in Mediatek MTK MT3318 Low power consumption GPS chipset.

- 32 parallel satellite-tracking channels for fast acquisition and reacquisition.

- Superior sensitivity up to -159 dBm.

- Built-in WAAS/EGNOS Demodulator without any additional hardware. Or use the high-sensitive software to get the fast acquisition and reacquisition in the urban, canyon and foliage environments.

- Compatible with Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) completely.

- Low power consumption. Built-in rechargeable and changeable Lithium-ion battery, the working time can last 23 hours maximum.

- Provide expand terminal contact to other system without Bluetooth device.

- Support NMEA0183 V 3.01 data protocol

- 3 color-LEDs indicate to show the status of device.

- FLASH based program memory. New software revisions upgradeable through serial interface

- Small, sleek, and lightweight design easily fits in your hand.

- Over-Temperature protection

- Enhanced algorithms -SnapLock and SnapStart provide superior navigation, performance in urban, canyon and foliage environments.

- For Car navigation, Marine navigation, Fleet management, AVL, Personal navigation, Tracking System, and Mapping device application.

After work I went to Grängesberg to fetch some meat that I had ordered and that my mum brought with her from the shop in Åsby. Over 10kg och different meat for around 1700:-! =)
Took some time just to sort and prepare for storing.

On the way back home I was able to catch a rainbow.

If that wasn't distracting enough I could play with the GPS data on the phone while I was driving. ;)
Seems to work ok!
By the way, passed 15000km with the car a few days ago. Hardly used!

And after going to the shop to get milk and other necessities and unload them at home along with the meat I dashed to the cinema to catch the late show if Terminator Salvation (a.k.a. T4).

Some very nice camera work and amazing action scenes but the acting had much to wish for and the story line was pathetic at moments but it was not a total waste of time and money, but still far from the feeling after seeing Terminator 2 when I wanted to see it again immediately after I walked out of the cinema. :)
A slightly cool feature in the movie was the ABB robots building Terminators in the robot factory, even though ABB don't manufacture robots in Ludvika they are one of the biggest employers here in Ludvika, nice to see Swedish technology used by Skynet. ;)


  1. Hope the exam went better then it felt...

  2. Math exam shot down in flames or not, I'm just happy you weren't terminated! :-)